HC Deb 16 June 1992 vol 209 c458W
Mr. David Shaw

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will list the previous investigations his Department has carried out into prospectus issues in respect of(a) listed or quoted companies or companies seeking a listing or quote on the stock exchange for their shares and (b) other companies.

Mr. Neil Hamilton

Inquiries by inspectors appointed under sections 432 and 442 of the Companies Act 1985 to investigate and report on the affairs and/or membership of companies are wide ranging. However, in some such cases, part of the investigation may relate to the circumstances surrounding and documentation relating to the issue or acquisition of shares. For example, of those reports under sections 432 and 442 published since 1 January 1987, the following make significant reference to such matters.

Company Name Date of publication
Aldershot Football Club Ltd. 2 July 1987
Milbury plc 27 October 1988
Westminster Property Group Limited
County NatWest Limited 20 July 1989
County Natwest Securities Ltd.
House of Fraser Holdings plc 7 March 1990
Aldermanhury Trust plc 20 March 1991
Sound Diffusion plc 1 May 1991
Rotaprint plc 24 July 1991
The Milford Docks Company 16 January 1992
BOM Holdings plc 27 February 1992

Copies of these reports are available in the Library.